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indenmark

Denmark

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#1

indenmark commented on Nintendo Download: 27th May 2011 (Europe):

I just bought FAST. It's very cool! No need to wait for the review if you like racing games......just buy it! The black/white thing is a very cool touch, as is driving on the ceilings. If you like(d) the WipeOut series, you'll like this.

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#2

indenmark commented on 3DS Down to £179.99 in UK as Price War Rages On:

They had to drop the price, and should drop it even further.

180 quid for a hand held with no games available for it?

No thanks!

I'm taking a wait-and-see attitude until there are at least a few must-have games available for it...which will probably be Christmas. Then I'll be tempted to wait a few more months, when the price would probably be lowered again, as a way to combat the post-Christmas sales lull.

They just should have waited and launched the 3DS at Christmas, with Mario, Zelda, and a dozen or so other top-shelf games, rather than the sorry lot they actually rolled out with it.

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#4

indenmark commented on Nintendo Download: 25 December 2009 (EU):

We've officially been lied to . . . the EU release date for Excitebike: World Rally was "2009", and this is the last update of the year.

WHY IN FLIIPPIN' HELL HAVEN'T THEY RELEASED EXCITEBIKE IN THE EU YET?!?!?

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#5

indenmark commented on Review: NEVES Plus (WiiWare):

Isn't it time to treat 7s from Corbie as foregone conclusions, and make him "adjectify" his score. "This game is a solid 7", "I'm giving this a reluctant 7", "This is a "5 at closing time" 7", etc.?

Well, isn't it?!?

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#10

indenmark commented on Excitebike:

My first vc game!!! How could I not? The shaky bike . . . bouncing on the front tire when hitting dirt so as not to slow down too much . . . overheating . . . the almighty track editor . . .

It's even funner . . . yes, funner . . . than I remembered, and it's great for a 5-minute pick-up-and-play.

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#12

indenmark commented on Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack:

@Wiiloveit: thanks for the answer. That's good news. And even better news is that I just found out that the excellent NES game "River City Ransom" IS available in Europe, under the rather generic title, "Street Gangs".

Now if someone would please tell me the name in Europe that "Super Dodge Ball" has been changed to, I would be most grateful. And don't say "Donkey Kong Jr. Math".

Oh, and sorry to the rest of the good people on here for straying so far off-topic.

thanks,

j

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#13

indenmark commented on Bplus Releases Part Two of Exclusive Soundtrack:

Hello! I'm sorry for being a naughty muffin, going all off-topic and such, but I was wondering if I were to pick up a Wii Points card in merry ol' England, could I then take it back here to Denmark and have those points work on my Wii here? I'm guessing "yes", as we're both Euro-centric, PALs is PALs, etc., but I'd like to be sure.

And one thing I've learnt is that in order to be sure of something, just ask the fine posters at wiiware-world.com.

Thanks,

j

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#16

indenmark commented on Talking Point: Is Nintendo Ignoring WiiWare?:

@AlexSays:

I respectfully disagree with your mentality of "Who would make a game that had to compete with Mario and Zelda? NOBODY!".

I think 3rd-party developers would be thrilled to see a Mario or Zelda WiiWare game, as it would raise awareness of the service. No, they wouldn't want it released the same week as their game, but any smart developer would welcome Nintendo boosting awareness and use of the WiiWare service.

When the butcher puts hamburger on sale, the sales of buns at the bakery next door go up, too. A flawed analogy, but there it is.

But really, the best way for Nintendo to raise awareness and use of the WiiWare service IS to release a WiiWare-exclusive game from one of their franchises.

Oh, and it would have to be completely awesome, of course.

Also, Nintendo would boost sales of smaller, 3rd-party games by releasing a WiiWare Mario or Zelda. Say Nintendo releases a WiiWare Mario, and they price it at 1,500 points, which would mean a LOT of spare 500 points floating around.

And some of those points would wind up in the hands of small, 3rd-party developers. It would be inevitable.

Good discussion all around on this one.

j

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#17

indenmark commented on Talking Point: Is Nintendo Ignoring WiiWare?:

I think it's a little early for an article like this . . . the WiiWare service is roughly 8 months old in NA and Europe (10 in Japan), and there are already a whopping 35 games available for it that have scored a 7 or better on this site (and 21 of them scored an 8 or better).

We really have nothing to complain about on the WiiWare side of things.

It's the lack of disc games that has me a little concerned. I think Jonny makes a good point when he observes that Nintendo doesn't seem to be making any games nowadays. It's really baffling, isn't it?

If they haven't put out anything aside from Wii Music over the past 6 months, and they've got nothing but re-makes of GCN games and Wii Sports Resort on tap for the next 6 months, what, exactly, ARE they doing? Fine-tuning Wii Motion Plus?

j

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#19

indenmark commented on Review: Sandy Beach (WiiWare):

@Gabbo: Thanks for taking my comments so well. And I really enjoy your reviews.

You do a bang-up job. I hope the big wigs around here offer you a slice of that tasty burrito soon.

j

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#20

indenmark commented on Review: Sandy Beach (WiiWare):

Thanks for the informative, well-written review, Spencer. I do have one criticism of it, though . . .

I should say at the top that I'm not going to be buying this game, so no harm done, but I didn't like that you gave a strategy tactic in a review of a game . . . the "A better design is to place your cannons . . . " part.

Let ME figure that out, by playing it (well, not THIS game, but you get what I'm driving at).

Like I said, it doesn't matter with this game, but if you offered up hints and tips in a review of a game I wound up buying, I'd be a little annoyed.

Thanks,

j

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#21

indenmark commented on Semnat Studios Announces Eduardo the Samurai T...:

Sadly, it's geothermally impossible for this game to be as cool as it sounds.

Also, cosmetically, the game looks more than a little bit like hiney doo-doo.

j

p.s. he should've be named "Freduardo", or possibly "Duane" . . . or "Dewayne"

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#22

indenmark commented on Battle Poker:

A royal straight and a kick in the neck . . . this is officially on my "one to watch" list!

j

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#25

indenmark commented on USA WiiWare Update: Maboshi's Arcade and Pool ...:

@Terranigma: I'm frustrated about the price differential of Cue Sports/Pool Revolution, too.

What should we do about it?

At 500 points, I probably would've picked it up. But at 800, and especially after hearing about this, I'll just wait and buy WSC Real 08.

folds arms defiantly

j

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#27

indenmark commented on Review: Fun! Fun! Minigolf (WiiWare):

@dean2900: I agree. I would name mine "Zeke", or possibly "Zeke Deek".

If I had the game, that is. Which I don't, and never shant.

NEVER!!!

j

p.s. Well, "never" IS a long time . . . 'specially when it's all capitalized and exclamamatory-pointed and all.

And that's why it was the best Christmas vacation ever!

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#28

indenmark commented on Review: Tiki Towers (WiiWare):

I didn't read a 7s worth of fun in that review. The praise was hardly glowing . . . it was vague and generic.

Also, most of the people who've posted positive comments about this game here have received it for free.

I am chin-rubbingly suspicious that this is really a 5-6 game, but Mr.McIlvaine saw what his 6 did to Fun! Fun! Minigolf here, and gave Tiki Towers an extra pity point, in order to save it from the same fate.

I don't blame him . . . it's a humane and generous thing to do, 'specially at Christmas. When I think of all of the developers' of Tiki Tower's kids goin' hungry this holiday season, my lips get a little trembly.

Be that as it may, I certainly shant be stopping by Tiki Towers, Mudflap Gardens, OR Overlook Overlook this holiday season.

"Deck the halls with jowls of holly, fa-la-la-la-lah . . . . la-la-la-lah . . . "

j

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#29

indenmark commented on Review: Fun! Fun! Minigolf (WiiWare):

@Gabbo: minigolf game, puzzle game, puzzling minigolf game . . . no matter what the case, there are far too many high-quality vc games available for me to be messin' about with the likes of this.

Life's too short for 6/10 games.

That oughta be on a t-shirt.

Thanks for the extremely well-written and thorough review, by the way. You saved me 900 wii points. I'm sure it is a decent minigolf game, but I was hoping for more, and something with some replay value. And their concept of "out of bounds" would frustrate the heck out of me, I'm sure.

j

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#30

indenmark commented on Review: Fun! Fun! Minigolf (WiiWare):

@AlexSays: me too. I kept coming back to this site today and yesterday, waiting for any word about the game.

It seems like they didn't actually create a minigolf game, but a kind of minigolf puzzle game . . . with absolutely no lasting appeal.

Whoops!

Why can't Nintendo make a nice Mario-themed minigolf game? The possibilities are endless, given all of the characters and themes in Mario's world thus far.

It's right up their alley (it's what they do!), and it would sell a ton (if they did it right . . . heck, even if they didn't).

j

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#32

indenmark commented on DK Games Interview - Equilibrio:

I love everything French, from toast to fries. I hope Equilibrius can bring home the croissant, as they say.

I'm excited about this game, and I'm anxious to see how it plays with the balance board.

j

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#33

indenmark commented on USA WiiWare Update: Tiki Towers & Fun! Fun! Mi...:

@mojo25 . . . hint: it's part of the title of this news item

Oh, and did you know you can d/l the first level of World of Goo for the PC? That'll give you a nice feel for what you'd be getting into with it.

Oh, and if you like puzzle games, have you considered Maboshi? I know I have.

And how can you be really into puzzle games and not like Tetris? That would be like a . . . well, I'm sure it would be like something.

goodnight!

j

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#34

indenmark commented on USA WiiWare Update: Tiki Towers & Fun! Fun! Mi...:

@mojo 25: Well, since you asked nicely and twicely . . .

safe bet: Tetris Party

risky biscuits (because it hasn't been reviewed yet): Fun! Fun! Minigolf

If you get bold and go for FFM, let us know how it is, will ya?

And you should go for FFM . . . it's no use playing it safe this close to Kwanza.

j

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#35

indenmark commented on Fun! Fun! Minigolf Wants To Be In Your Christm...:

It looks really good, but where are the windmills, the clown's open mouth . . . i.e. moving hazards/challenges that require timing as well as aim?

The best minigolf courses I've played on have had a theme . . . wild west, carnival, etc.

It looks gorgeous (for WiiWare), but the holes themselves look rather boring. Please don't misunderstand me, I'm still probably going to get it if it clocks at least a 7 here, but when creating a videogame golf, it seems like they could've gotten way more crazy/outrageous, or even just imaginative with the hole design.

Ok, I just watched the trailer again, and the holes don't look too boring. At least they put in the loop-de-loop. :D

(impatiently taps calendar, waiting for January 2nd)

j

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#36

indenmark commented on DK Games Announces Equilibrio for WiiWare:

The gameplay seems downright manic. I wonder if there is skill involved, or can I just do the hippie-hippie shake and ring the bell and get the coconut?

No, really: this game looks very interesting. If the balance board control is implemented well, I'm definitely going to buy it.

I think more WiiWare titles should focus on balance board control. I love Table Tilt on WiiFit. Why can't someone make a game that's just, oh, 100 levels of that? I'd buy that in a second.

And at full bananas, too!

j

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#38

indenmark commented on Review: Tetris Party (WiiWare):

@ReZon . . . that was the awesomical "The Next Tetris" for the PS1, where, in multi-player mode, not only would your opponent's board flip around, but if you made a tetris (clearing 4 lines at once), I believe their board blacked out for a second (whilst spinning around wildly, of course).

Radical!

But the coolest feature of "The Next Tetris" was that some tetriminios were made up of two different colors, and the parts of the one color could "break off" from the parts of the other color, which really created a new dimension of gameplay.

Check out what I'm talking about 8 seconds into this video clip (blink and you'll miss it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a__9XLELq08

Sadly, nobody's thought to . . . um . . . borrow that ultra-cool multi-colored "breakaway" aspect for any incarnation of Tetris since.

At least I don't think anybody has.

j

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#39

indenmark commented on Review: Cue Sports: Snooker Vs Billiards (WiiW...:

I'm a big fan of pool, and I definitely want to pick up a pool simulation game for my newly-purchased wii. I've been trying to decide between this and Midnight Pool, when last night, to further complicate matters, I stumbled upon "WSC REAL 08: World Snooker Championship". Has anybody here played it? There seems to be only one media review of it, from the Official Nintendo Magazine UK, a site whose reviews I don't put too much stock in, quite frankly. But aside from that, it looks really good (polished presentation, physics seem accurate, lotta options), and it comes with a snazzy cue stick that houses the wii remote.

On the other side of the equation, it's about 4 times the price as one of the WiiWare pool sims.

So, in short: help!

Thanks,

j